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  • European Parliament 2015 carbon emissions to be offset - Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety

    07.27.16 –

    M2 PressWIRE – The European Parliament aims to become the first 100% carbon neutral EU institution, as decided at the end of last year by the Bureau (President, Vice-Presidents and Quaestors). In order to fulfil this commitment, a call for tender was opened on 16 July 2016. Parliament's first carbon-offsetting scheme, in force since September 2011, included emissions only from official staff travel and ...

  • PUCO hears 3rd rate plan testimony

    07.27.16 –

    Blade (Toledo, OH) – Testimony is moving forward on a rate plan by the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio that would have customers pay FirstEnergy Corp. $393 million, and maybe more, to shore up the utility's credit rating. The plan is the third proposal in a rate case that began nearly two years ago and started as a way for the Akron-based utility to subsidize a pair of unprofitable power plants. Under ...

  • Purdue CIVS lab developing a 3D wind turbine

    Electricity Generating Wind Turbines
    07.27.16 –

    Times (Munster, IN) – Purdue University Northwest researchers are going to put some wind in the sails of the renewable energy sector. The National Science Foundation has awarded the Center for Innovation through Visualization and Simulation, or CIVS, an $869,180 grant so it can develop a simulator to train students on how to troubleshoot and work safely around wind turbines. The CIVS lab at the Purdue ...

  • Horse Creek wind farm public involvement program plan found inadequate after review

    Electricity Generating Wind Turbines
    07.27.16 –

    Watertown Daily Times (NY) – After reviewing Atlantic Wind LLC's Public Involvement Program Plan for the Horse Creek Wind Farm project, state Department of Public Service staff members recommend that the developer expand its area of study, incorporate more community outreach and clearly establish its project area, stakeholders and turbine height for its final plan. In a letter she sent to Laura K. Bomyea, ...

  • SWIC hopes to reduce its carbon footprint with solar panels

    07.27.16 –

    Belleville News-Democrat (IL) – A $500,000 grant from the U.S. Steel and American Bottom Conservancy trust fund will enable Southwestern Illinois College to install solar panels at its Sam Wolf Granite City Campus to reduce the college's carbon footprint and provide an educational resource for students and the community. "This is a very exciting opportunity to maintain our longstanding commitment to sustainability," ...

  • The renewable energy future emerges

    07.27.16 –

    New Hampshire Business Review (NH) – A global renewable energy transformation is underway. The proposed merger between Tesla and Solar City outlines the shape of things to come. The integration of solar panels with battery storage and electric vehicles is the paradigm for both ecological global economic growth, and reaching the goals of the Paris climate accord. An integrated renewable energy company will combine electric ...

  • Co-op, SolarCity team up on solar facility

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    07.27.16 –

    Honolulu Star-Advertiser (HI) – Kauai Island Utility Cooperative broke ground for a solar facility with battery storage Monday. The SolarCity solar array attached to a Tesla battery storage system is being built under a 20-year contract between SolarCity and KIUC. The system is across from the Kapaia Power Station at 4149-K Maalo Road in Lihue. SolarCity said the Tesla Powerpack lithium-ion battery storage system ...

  • City attorney: EPB sale or merger would require initiation by its board

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    07.27.16 –

    Glasgow Daily Times (KY) – In the latest round of back and forth stemming from the dissatisfaction of some members of the Glasgow City Council over a new rate structure implemented by the Glasgow Electric Plant Board, Councilman Gary Oliver asked the city attorney whether the entire board of directors for the utility could be dissolved. City Attorney Rich Alexander said he did not believe that to be ...

  • Against the current, and other obstacles

    Kia Venga Electric Concept Car
    07.27.16 –

    North Hawaii News – As the sun began its slow descent into the Pacific late Friday afternoon, a handful of locals were enjoying a pau hana swim at Mahukona Harbor. At the north end of the dock, a visiting family gazed intently out to sea, their raised hands shielding their eyes from the glare, as if searching for something in particular. At 6:16 p.m., their raised voices could be heard cheering as ...

  • First nuclear plant to take to the seas

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    07.27.16 –

    China Daily: Africa Weekly – Visitors look at the stand of China National Nuclear Corp at an industry expo in Beijing. [Photo provided to China Daily] Facility in vessel could provide stable power to remote maritime areas China is getting closer to building its first-ever floating nuclear power station, which will be installed in a vessel and could provide stable electricity to remote waters such as the South China Sea, a ...

  • Illuminating the future of solar energy

    Energy Efficiency
    07.27.16 –

    Westchester County Business Journal (NY) – A quick look across the energy landscape shows we're in a period of exciting innovation. Here at the New York Independent System Operator (NYISO), our grid operations and electricity markets are changing to address public policy goals while continuing to meet the needs of consumers and rigorous electric system reliability requirements. How people think about and use electricity is changing as ...

  • PSC to review utility rates in Superior

    07.27.16 –

    Superior Telegram (WI) – The Wisconsin Public Service commission has accepted an application from Superior Water, Light and Power to consider changes to its rate structures for gas, electricity and water. Overall, the new rates would increase electric revenues by $2.1 million, water revenues by $760,000 and decrease natural gas rates by $199,000 if approved as is. For customers, that would translated to a 3.46 percent ...

  • TEPCO asks removal of "Pokemon Go" character from nuclear plant

    Different Type of Steam Stacks
    07.27.16 –

    Japan Economic Newswire – Tokyo Electric Power Company Holdings Inc. has requested the operator of the popular "Pokemon Go" smartphone game to change the settings so that the game's virtual characters will not appear at a nuclear power plant, the utility said Tuesday. TEPCO said it has detected at least one Pokemon character within the premises of one of the three nuclear power stations it has tested. The plants are ...

  • CEO and Presidents Appointed for Large New GTHA Utility

    07.27.16 –

    Canada Newswire – New company will result from proposed merger of Enersource, Horizon Utilities and PowerStream, and joint purchase of Hydro One Brampton. A holding company CEO and two affiliate company Presidents have been selected to lead a proposed new electric utility that will result from the merger of Enersource, Horizon Utilities and PowerStream, and the merger's subsequent ...

  • PUC questions Invenergy about need for new power plant in Burrillville

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    07.27.16 –

    Providence Journal (RI) – Invenergy argues that its proposed natural-gas-burning power plant in Burrillville is sorely needed because a host of older generating facilities in New England have closed down in recent years, are scheduled to close, or may close in the next few years. The Chicago-based developer says that need is proven because the operator of the New England electric grid agreed ...

  • SRS board votes to officially oppose accepting German spent nuclear fuel

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    07.27.16 –

    Augusta Chronicle (GA) – The Savannah River Site Citizens Advisory Board is not in favor of accepting spent nuclear fuel from Germany. In two separate votes Tuesday, the group voted down a draft recommendation to accept the spent fuel and endorsed a draft position statement that opposes receiving the spent fuel for treatment and storage in the U.S. The spent fuel, which comes from two German ...